Toast The Lewis Young feel good thread

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I love Melbourne.

In hipsterville, that's part of the character of the area, innocent and quirky, in Sunshine or Footscray it's also part of the character of the area, but there's genuine cause to be fearful.
No, I think he means tame. It's true, it's not as edgy as it once was.
I thought he meant that Footscray is losing its identity and it is.
 

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I thought he meant that Footscray is losing its identity and it is.
I agree. But having said that (and I work in the area), the red, white and blue support during the finals last year (balloons, fences, walls, posters, flags etc) on every house and business was heartening and put a smile on my face every day. It brought the old and the new residents together in a way I've never seen before.
 
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No, I think he means tame. It's true, it's not as edgy as it once was.
Footscray was too close to the city to stay edgy. Eventually prices were going to go up and it was going to attract a certain different crowd to the usual.

Median house price of 820-840k with huge annual growth.
 
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Footscray was too close to the city to stay edgy. Eventually prices were going to go up and it was going to attract a certain different crowd to the usual.

Median house price of 820-840k with huge annual growth.
It's the loss of local identities that bothers me. One day watching the doggies and having a Parma in a local pub, next its apartments with expensive shops down the bottom.
 

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It's the loss of local identities that bothers me. One day watching the doggies and having a Parma in a local pub, next its apartments with expensive shops down the bottom.
Happened to Clifton hill, Collingwood, Carlton, and now Brunswick to a certain extent. Melbourne councils and governments have actually been quite good with preserving architectures and structures and how places actually look.

Ask Brooklyn-ites in New York what they think of all the manhattan businesspeople moving over there and bulldozing their buildings because it's now the cool place to be.
 

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I don't know that there's been a loss of identity.

Still feel a strong connection to the west and a sense of community that isn't really present anywhere else in Melbourne, aside from those ******* private school creeps on the bayside.
 

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I thought he meant that Footscray is losing its identity and it is.
Bingo. Absolutely lost its identity, very sad occurence for this born and bred Footscray boy. Much of the heart has been taken out of the place as well as the edge.
 

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Only if they changed to being about skinheads beating the shit out of hipsters.
On my way to festival Hall last night I drove down Barkly st. and was slightly bemused by the number of bespoke burger joints and the like that are now popping up. In my desperation to eat I only encouraged this creeping gentrification by stopping in at something called Up in Smoke for a quick bite and was sat at the bar right next to a guy with a long beard and a man bun. I shit you knot.

My dear departed and life long Footscray resident grandfather would've beat him to death.
 

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On my way to festival Hall last night I drove down Barkly st. and was slightly bemused by the number of bespoke burger joints and the like that are now popping up. In my desperation to eat I only encouraged this creeping gentrification by stopping in at something called Up in Smoke for a quick bite and was sat at the bar right next to a guy with a long beard and a man bun. I shit you knot.

My dear departed and life long Footscray resident grandfather would've beat him to death.
I am aware of this establishment and mourn the loss of the petrol station that once occupied its space.
 

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On my way to festival Hall last night I drove down Barkly st. and was slightly bemused by the number of bespoke burger joints and the like that are now popping up. In my desperation to eat I only encouraged this creeping gentrification by stopping in at something called Up in Smoke for a quick bite and was sat at the bar right next to a guy with a long beard and a man bun. I shit you knot.

My dear departed and life long Footscray resident grandfather would've beat him to death.
Was it tapas, share plates and did the bloke have a sleeve, a la Dane Swan?

The legendary Olympic Doughnuts has been another massive loss to Footscray.
 

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Was it tapas, share plates and did the bloke have a sleeve, a la Dane Swan?

The legendary Olympic Doughnuts has been another massive loss to Footscray.
Smoked meat! Probably had a sleeve, but it was hard to tell as he was being terribly ironic by wearing his dads 1980's pastel coloured parachute tracksuit. You couldn't make this stuff up.
 
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On my way to festival Hall last night I drove down Barkly st. and was slightly bemused by the number of bespoke burger joints and the like that are now popping up. In my desperation to eat I only encouraged this creeping gentrification by stopping in at something called Up in Smoke for a quick bite and was sat at the bar right next to a guy with a long beard and a man bun. I shit you knot.

My dear departed and life long Footscray resident grandfather would've beat him to death.
I confess to having both a beard and a man bun.
 

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Another good game from Young.

However we need to remember he's only played against two weakened teams. His real tests will come in the next three home games - Essendon, GWS and Port. If he comes through those well then we have a genuine star in the making.
 
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